Maurits' main areas of teaching and research are the legal and institutional history of the middle ages and the early modern period. Throughout his work, he strives to embed legal developments into their broader social, economic, and cultural context, taking into regard both local and global dimensions. Maurits wrote a PhD on insolvency legislation and practices in seventeenth century Amsterdam at Tilburg University, after having pursued an MA in History at the Universities of Leiden and St. Andrews. His work has been published in journals such as Comparative Legal History and TSEG - The Low Countries Journal of Social and Economic History. Maurits' current projects include a monograph based upon his dissertation, as well as a follow up project that seeks to analyze the broader legal historical development and interactions between concepts such as trust, legitimacy and accountability in the medieval and early modern Low Countries.


European Legal History, Global History, Medieval History, Social and Economic History, Institutional History, Insolvency, Bankruptcy, Accountability, Dutch Republic, Amsterdam


I currently teach and coordinate the course Early Modern Age: Globalization, Economy & Mentality in the LAS program, as well as part of the first year GLB course Global Legal History. 


Recent publications

  1. Protecting the foreign creditor - International insolvency in early m…

    den Hollander, M., & Mooi, R. (2020). Protecting the foreign creditor: International insolvency in early modern Amsterdam and Frankfurt am Main. TSEG/ Low Countries Journal of Social and Economic History, 16(3-4), 37-57.
  2. On the relations between law and history

    den Hollander, M. (2019). On the relations between law and history. Forum Historiae Iuris, 1-8.
  3. Comparative cultures of accountability - The Scottish Exchequer and t…

    den Hollander, M. (2018). Comparative cultures of accountability: The Scottish Exchequer and the Audit Chamber of Holland between 1477 and 1515. Comparative Legal History, 6(2), 158-183.
  4. Liefde voor de archieven - Een historische sensatie? – Van manuscript…

    den Hollander, M. (Author). (2018). Liefde voor de archieven: Een historische sensatie? – Van manuscript tot scan-on-demand. Web publication/site, Jonge Historici.
  5. Unfortunate arguments for Cessie van Goede

    den Hollander, M. (Author). (2018). Unfortunate arguments for Cessie van Goede. Web publication/site, .


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